Friday, May 13, 2011

Shabby Chic - Vintage Book Paper Flowers - Wedding or Anniversary Card

Here are the challenges:

Sentimental Sundays #54 Anything Goes - I have also applied for the DT - Fingers Crossed! :)
The Shabby Tea Room #61 Ruffled Up
Papertake Weekly Fancy a Punch?
Stamp Something Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #118 Anything Goes -DT
My Time to Craft - #140 Scallops
Double Dutch #68 "Vintage"

In general, I don't consider shabby chic to be my particular forte, but I did really enjoy piling on the embellishments and girly details for this card.  I think I might experiment with the style some more... it's at least a good way to use all that stash!  :)  And where's the fun if every card starts looking the same after awhile, anyway?
I also tried a new technique with this card.  I punched lots of paper circles from the vintage book paper, and then folded them over each other at an angle.  I used a peach-colored marker on the edges and then glued them to a circular cardstock base.  You'll see a number of flowers done this way on my projects for awhile... I went a little hogwild :)

A couple of weeks ago I went out on a limb with my Aqua Coral Birthday Card and used glass pebbles for an embellishment.  I liked the effect so I used a couple on this card as well.

I also like using snowflakes on my flowers.  You might call it a trademark style... I think they look like the flower stamens.

Materials Used on this Card:
Card base, patterned paper {My Mind's Eye}
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Apron Lace edge punch, snowflake, circle punches {Fiskars, Martha Stewart, EK Success}
Large fabric blossoms {Bella Blvd}
White hydrangea blooms {Hobby Lobby stem}
Paper rose, pearls (Recollections}
Vintage lace {Spare Parts}
Vintage book paper
Glass pebbles
Peach Parfait marker {BIC Mark-it}
Jumbo pebble brads {Making Memories
Butcher's twine
Sentiment stamp {Papertrey Ink}
Brown pigment ink {Stampendous}

Have a beautiful day, and before you leave don't forget to enter for my Spring Giveaway!


  1. Oh this is gorgeous girl! Love the colors and I adore all the "stuff", love it!

  2. All your pretty elements are so beautifully put together it's such a pretty card.

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. Completely and utterly sublime! Love your romantic feely card. Thank you for entering it in our Crafty Creations Challenge. Do come again! :)Peggy

  4. Amazing detail! I love how the sentiment is on the card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  5. I'm speechless, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Just perfect for our scallops challenge at My Time To Craft, thanks for joining us this week.

  6. Thank you so much for playing in our Sentimental Sunday challenge! Your creation is just lovely! Those flowers are yummy! I hope to see you playing with us again very soon! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa SSDT

  7. Sweet card. Thanks so much for sharing this with the Shabby Tea Room!

  8. This is absolutely stunning Sandra! Love the colors and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  9. that's so pretty! I love shabby chic.
    May xx

  10. Your card is absolutely lovely! You have a great eye for composition. I'm curious to know what kind of marker you used on the edges of the flower petals.


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